At the zoo there were 3 times as many monkeys as Lions Tom counted a total of 24 monkeys and lions how many monkeys were there?

Divide/ distribute 24 total , total numbers of monkeys and lion, by 4 ( 1+3).

24 รท 4 = 6 unit count

6 * 1 = 6 number of lions

6 * 3 = 18 number of monkeys